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Another Day

By Planet Zaxxon on January 31, 2018 4:40 am

I wrote and recorded this fairly quick but probably spent too much time mixing it.

I just recently purchased a 1983 MXR Drum Computer and wanted to use it for this song. So I made a couple simple drum loops with it, along with some variations/fills, and just recorded them in as such. I then wrote the song on guitar right along with the drum loop.

Stuff I used (heavily detailed for my own reference):

Fernandes Strat with humbuckers tuned to E
Music Man 112RD, on board reverb (recorded with Shure SM7B, close)
Fender P Bass with flat wound strings tuned to E
Traynor Bass Mate (recorded with Shure SM7B, about 1 foot away from amp)
Vocals: Audio-Technica condenser microphone with Stedman pro screen
DBX 386 Mic Pre, and 266XL compressor
RME Multiface II for capturing the audio to computer

MXR 185 Drum Computer (into Symetrix 522 compressor, reverb from the Lexicon MPX1)
Ensoniq SQ-80 for the organ and synth sounds (reverb from the Lexicon MPX1)


I ran the master mix out of my computer into an Ashly PQX572 EQ unit and then into a DBX 266XL compressor.
I then applied final limiting with the FabFilter PRO-L.

Note to self:

Start researching about de-essers and sibilance processing!!!!

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February 5, 2018 1:57 am

Good song!

February 5, 2018 3:51 am

Damn this is wonderful, excellent work on the mixing, it sounds super full and polished. Would srsly listen to an album of stuff like this, super pleasant and clean.

February 5, 2018 9:28 pm

this is absolutely lovely!  i love the sound of the drum computer.  song is well written and very enjoyable.

February 5, 2018 9:40 pm


February 6, 2018 5:27 pm

Excellent stuff! That change where the synth comes in really got me, and you really nailed that dreamy production style overall.

February 6, 2018 5:30 pm

Great track, love the vocals.

February 6, 2018 5:40 pm

thanks everyone for checking this song out and the words! this is probably my favorite one so far, in terms of final product and overall sound....

February 6, 2018 11:45 pm

This song has such a great atmosphere around it.

February 7, 2018 12:46 am

great song kinda slowdive-y. great vocals and mixed very well love your guitar tone too. only critisism is the drums sound a bit out of place and too quantized for this style of music imo

February 7, 2018 8:31 pm

There's that MXR! Super punchy. Mix sounds great. Vocals sound good. Everything sounds good. Good.

February 8, 2018 9:06 pm

Love those music man amps. Great track!
A de-esser highly recommended to me by a vinyl mastering engineer is freeware - check out 'spitfish' vst

February 8, 2018 10:22 pm

Oh thanks!! I will look into that one, and glad ya dig the track!

budmelvin wrote:

Love those music man amps. Great track!
A de-esser highly recommended to me by a vinyl mastering engineer is freeware - check out 'spitfish' vst

March 27, 2018 11:29 am

Wow - excellent work mate.  Lovely synth spacey sounds.  So spacey...

May 14, 2018 9:19 am

Great performance and voice... and that drum machine sounds so tight! It hits like a hammer!

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